Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Strike Watch


There's a passage in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" where the philosophers threaten to go on strike. "Who will that inconvenience?" is the reply.

If you read showbiz stuff you may be aware that there is a looming strike by the Writer's Guild of America over things like pay and residuals. Apparently a fearsome prospect. It's not that I think the producers of American TV and motion pictures are paying writers too much, but I'd think a writer's strike would be about the easiest strike of all to break.

There can't possibly be a shortage of people willing and able to crank out crap just as bad as what is being written now, can there?

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